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Anchor Bar

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Italian, American, Californian, Pizza, Chicken Wings
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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
716-884-4083
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good

Being the original buffalo wings restaurant. We went there and try there wings. It was ok, good. Many restaurant around US has improve its taste. Maybe they just retain there original recipe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Caloocan, Caloocan, Philippines
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Caloocan, Caloocan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Being the original buffalo wings restaurant. We went there and try there wings. It was ok, good. Many restaurant around US has improve its taste. Maybe they just retain there original recipe.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

As a vegetarian there wasn't really anything on the menu for me to have. But I wasn't bothered just worth letting others know. My fiancé and his friend order wings and loved them so much. Never buying in UK again apparently! Merchandise for sale at reasonable price. Had cider at the bar which was nice. Both men liked the choice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Not so good, very disappointed. For being the original invention of the Buffalo Chicken Wing it was surprising that there are better wings elsewhere. The fact that the BCW was invented/ originated here is worth a visit just to be able to tell folks that you have been.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were traveling home from a weekend trip to Niagara Falls and were a few hours early for our flight, so we stopped at Anchor bar. They were pretty busy. The bar tender we had at first was very nice. My phone was on 3% and she offered to plug it in for me. Her shift ended... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It is a bar with bar food but, come on guys! This is where Buffalo wings were invented! Kitschy interior with motorcycles and knick knacks hanging from the walls. Super busy and crowded but our waitress was AMAZING given how crowded it was. I loved it! John said the wings were over done, I thought they were good. Must do... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Yes we had to go here and everyone else who visits Buffalo should as well. I've been to the original KFC and this was a much more memorable dining experience. It still appears to be a neighborhood bar, which is a good thing. The wings are good which the mother of all wings should be. My vegetarian spouse even ate... More 

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Big Disappointment. We traveled from Atlanta Georgia to see Niagara Falls and take in some of the Best Original Wings in America. Well after waiting 15 minutes to be seated we got a table and were given some dirty menus and some dirty glasses to drink from. This place lacks in everything and the taste of the wings were what... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a most stop while in Buffalo (buffalo wings)..There are many other items on the menu to choice from. Interesting artifacts through out the restaurant to look at.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Big place, lots of parking, friendly service and wings of course. Yes, you've all had wings just as good or better somewhere else but that's not the point. This is THE home of the wing so just go there and order a bucket (50) and shut up and eat. Wings are big and good and juicy. I have no idea... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everytime people come into Buffalo from other states or countries, they all believe that one stop has to be the Anchor Bar. Regardless of age, gender, or how far they've traveled, everyone discussed their disappointment. Chicken wings began at the Anchor Bar, although many Taverns and Pizzeria locations serve much better wings.

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Additional Information about Anchor Bar

Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
Phone Number: 716-884-4083
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Italian, American, Californian, Pizza, Chicken Wings

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-884-4083

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Californian, Pizza, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?